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John Walkup

History of Shelby County. 1883 Sutton
pg 269
McLean Township

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Walkup, who settled here in 1835, was born March 2, 1831, in Ireland, and was brought up a farmer.  On April 3, 1856, he married Mary, daughter of Isaac and Jane Edwards.  She was born November 27, 1834.  Their children are Margaret, Nancy, and John.  He has held the offices of justice of the peace, trustee, and county commissioner.   Thomas Edwards, his wifeís grandfather, served through the Revolutionary war and that of 1812, and died in his ninety-fourth year.  Thomas Walkup (Johnís brother), through the war of 1861.  Thomas Edwards, his wifeís brother, three years and became a veteran, and died at the hospital of Chattanooga. Newton Edwards from April 1861.  He was first Lieutenant of Company E, 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga. Jacob Edwards also enlisted April 1861, and was in the service until he was taken prisoner and confined in the Andersonville prison five months.  He was released, started for home and was lost on the steamer Sultana.


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